Bicycles on our roads - A necessity or just plain annoying?
Police have spoken to a 34-year-old western Sydney man over a road rage incident involving a group of 50 elite cyclists, including Kate Nichols and Olympic hopeful Ben Kersten. The pack of 50 cyclists was involved in the hit and run incident in Mascot just before seven o'clock (AEST) yesterday morning, with more than 20 injured.
The accident was caused after the driver of the grey Ford Falcon swerved towards the riding pack then slammed on his brakes, apparently deliberately bringing them down before driving away.
Police interviewed the man at a house in Claymore. They say a grey Ford Falcon found at the home has also been examined. Police say no charges have been laid, and investigations into the crash are ongoing. The riders are adamant the driver acted deliberately.
The issue of cyclists on our roads has been raised on 2GB after this incident, with many listeners either venting their frustrations with bicycles, or defending the right to use them as an alternate means of transport.
What do you think about bicycles on our roads?
The NRA says, 'Guns don't kill people - people kill people.' That may be true, but I think the gun helps. You're not going to kill many people by standing around shouting 'bang!'.
I ride a minimum of 50Kms a day on Sydney roads. Sydney drivers are not only impatient but also very stupid. Most drivers seem to me to be almost incapable of handling their vehicles. Every second person is driving whilst talking on their mobile, they don\'t look when changing lanes ... pretty bad drivers most of them. Given that road fatalities are one of our major killers you\'d think people would at least learn to drive properly.